ALASKAN GLACIER STUDIES
overwhelmed or destroyed in this port, they did not continue their examination of that phenomenon, which is undoubtedly worthy the attention and investigation of a naturalist."
Unakwik Inlet was visited by Lieutenant Whidbey of Vancouver's expedition on June 9, 1794, the description being as follows:1
"This arm was found to take a north direction, in general about a league wide, and to terminate at the distance of about four leagues, at the foot of a continuation of the range of lofty mountains before mentioned. Its upper parts were much incumbered with ice, as were both the eastern and western sides with innumerable rocks, and some
FIG. 37. MBABES GLACTKR, UNAKWIK INLBT, IN 1910.
islets." The mention of ice in the upper part of this bay shows that Meares Glacier still reached tidewater in 1794, though Whidbey probably did not go far enough to see it.
In 1905 and 1909, U. S. Grant went to the head of this fiord, and in the latter year Grant and Higgins mapped the inlet and glacier, which they named.3 They show that Meares Glacier is nearly twice as long as was indicated on previous maps,8 heading
i Vancouver, George, A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Around the World, Vol. V, London, 1801, p. 316.
* Grant, U. S. and Higgins, D. F., Glaciers of the Northern Part of Prince William Sound, Bull. Amer. Geog. Soc., Vol. XLH, 1910, pp. 738-738; Journ. Geol., Vol. XL 1906, p. 407; Bulls. 443, U. S. Geol. Survey, PL n, and 379, Pi. IV.
i U. S. Coast and Geod. Survey, Chart 85fiO, 1909.